Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
Reading, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Ridgeway FES bottle matures in a similar way to vintage port. Roasted malts and leaf hops initially provide an aroma of breakfast coffee and fresh spices that gradually fades to reveal licorice, caramel and raisin notes that are products of the ageing process. Beneath all this change sits a solid and resilient backbone of bitter English hop. Satisfyingly foreign. You might even imagine the glow of the peat fire?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
bottle. maple/black pour with thin tan head. rasion, chocolate, peppery, alcohol, hoppy aroma. light and sweet with dark fruits. thin bodied. disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pours black, with a small, creamy light tan head. Smells of mild roast, creamy chocolate, and dark malts. Get some dark fruits in there too. The flavor is medium-bodied, good dose of creamy chocolate, some dark fruit, and a larger malt presence. The roast really isnt hat noticeable in the in the flavor, but it seems to be pretty balanced. Has kind of a nutty flavor in the aftertaste, which turns into chocolate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18365) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4669) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Tan micro head quickly subsides to skim surface. Sour chocolate aromas. Thin with front to back roasted chocolate, caramel and espresso. Lasting bittersweet chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6080) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2007
scura buona schiumam pittuosto persistente aromi piuttosto intensi note di legno porto tostato in bocca morbida poco frizzante una nota di porto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9202) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
A good stout, with coco and a bit of coffee, and not over-the-top. Nicely drinkable. Dark brown, sweet with bitterness there. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3891) - - SEP 29, 2007
black with a small tan head. aroma is lightly roasty with some english hops and some english pale malts too. notes of tea. low carbonation. flavor has caramel, a light roast, and tea. sweet and milky palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
Darkbrown look with small head and notes of smoke, coffee, roasted malt, creamy soft mouthfeel, medium body, a bit watery depiste the high abv %. Had expected more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6474) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2007
500. Pours seemingly black with rubied spots--crystal clear, though, if you get enough light behind it. Nice mild sweet milk chocolatey nose. Medium body with soft carb. Light sourness hits you early in the mid-palate. Sweet and chocolatey. Very light resiny bitterness in the finish, but not much, and no linger at all. Solid little beer, but unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Bottle courtesy after4ever. Pours translucent blackish brown with garnet highlights and a tan head. Full sweet body and moderate carbonation. Toasted nut and chocolate aroma. Sweet toasty malt and chocolate taste. Low participation from the hops and thus sort of a nothing finish, but otherwise a tasty beer.

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